Wow this month was pretty scary at first. There were almost no songs I liked and I was seriously thinking I wouldn’t even be able to make it to a minimum of five songs, thankfully some last minute releases saved the day.
Snuper – Platonic Love
Super? Sniper? I don’t really get their name. I read a translated explanation that said it’s supposed to be super but even better? I don’t know, it doesn’t really matter. Snuper is a pretty new boy group, Platonic Love is their second title song. I’m a sucker for overly 80’s themed songs so I loved this. The fun music video made it even better. I’ll be looking forward to their future releases.
KNK – Knock
Two boy groups in one month, wow! I wasn’t able to watch many music shows last month so I had no idea these guys existed until I saw what I’m guessing was their goodbye stage. I’m glad I found out about them though. They remind me a bit of K-Much mixed with maybe B.A.P? My only complaint is the audio quality is beyond terrible and almost ruins the song.
Solji & Hani – Only One
Solji & Hani aka Dasoni are back. I don’t have much to say about the song, it sounds like you’d expect a Dasoni song to sound. I prefer Goodbye but I don’t have any complaints about this. Now that Davichi are kinda gone I’m hoping Dasoni can step up and take their place as the only tolerable pop ballad singers.
Fiestar – Mirror
I used to really dislike Fiestar, their older songs just felt so unoriginal to me. That all changed when Black Label came out and became one of my all time favorite albums. Because of that I looked more into the group and ended up loving all of the members too. That being said I don’t like Mirror as much as You’re Pitiful, but I like that they’re using this along with the rest of the album to solidify their style, instead of the random mess of songs they released before Black Label.
Jun Hyoseong – Find Me
Find Me is Hyoseong’s third single, like the others is a slightly generic dance track. I’m not complaining though, these kinds of songs are almost extinct in Kpop so it’s refreshing to hear in a weird way. The rap part really unneeded though.
Oh My Girl – Liar Liar
Oh My Girl is on a hot streak of three really good title songs in a row. It’s rare for rookies to have any good or different songs but they manage to keep doing it. Liar Liar is going back in the Cupid direction which is good, I liked Closer but I don’t want them to end up like f(x) and make an entire album of boring/generic EDM songs. Also unlike Closer the rest of the album is actually good, B612 and 한 발짝 두 발짝 might actually be my favorite OMG songs.
Normally I’d add a few more songs under the closing but that’s really it for this month. April isn’t looking too great so far, it might be time for me to unleash some oldies. Dark Souls 3 is coming out very soon so maybe companies are holding off for a bit to make sure it doesn’t hurt sales…probably not, but I’ll pretend that’s why.